To be perfectly honest, before this SHOT Show I’d never heard of Altamont Company and I have a feeling that I wasn’t alone but many of us have probably held their product in our hands. Altamont Company has been a family owned business for 40 years, operating two facilities that encompass over 200,000 sq/ft. I was forunate to stroll by their booth this year and be able to speak with them for a good while about their history and products.
Altamont Company has been an OEM provider of stocks and grips to some of the biggest companies in the industry like Beretta, Browning, Ruger, S&W, and Sig. So when I’ve say you’ve probably held an Altamont product and not even known it, you know what I mean.
In addition to their 10/22 stocks, they can provide stocks inletted for Remington, Tikka, as well as others so they should be able to provide something for just about everyone.
I believe this year was also their first offering a 10/22 stock made completely from G10, which weighed about 5 lbs. It’d probably make an excellent stock if you wanted to put together a heavy 10/22 that won’t move, at all, for making tiny groups. No word on final pricing or availability.
One of the stocks at their booth that really caught my eye was their Advanced Hunting Stock (KKC), which was very streamlined and European in a lot of ways. In fact, looking at the profile it sort of put me in the mind of one of the GRS precision rifle stocks. The grip was very comfortable and the stock is totally adjustable too, you can raise and lower the cheek piece, as well as change the length of pull. If you wanted to put together something that was a little less tactical for NRL or precision rimfire shooting, this might be an excellent option, MSRP according to the website is right around $200.
While perusing their pistol grips for 1911’s, revolvers, and other pistols, I checked out a set of their grips for a Ruger MkIV pistol.
I have a Ruger MkII Target from way back in the day and to be honest the stock pistol grips leave a lot to be desired. It makes the grip feel to narrow in my hand and shooting it for long period of time gets a little uncomfortable. Their grips filled my hand much better than the stock grip panels and gave the pistol a completely different feel, more balanced and more natural in the hand. I wouldn’t have any qualms about getting a set for my pistol.
I found the gang from Altamont Company to be very approachable and just a joy to talk to. If you’re in the market for an aftermarket stock I highly recommend you check them out.
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